As part of the treatment plan, guidance and assistance with educational difficulties are offered, as educational challenges are commonly experienced among those who suffer with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Navigating the special education system is often difficult, teeming with confusing and sometimes misleading information.
It’s important that your children are represented properly at IEP/504 meetings, whether it be by a parent who is well versed with Special Education federal and state laws or by utilizing the services of a Special Education advocate. It’s important to understand that the school districts have been placed in a precarious position. The government has ordered the schools to provide all the Special Education Services that students need, yet they neglected to help the schools pay for them.
Children and adolescents who are diagnosed with ADHD can qualify for special education services when their symptoms significantly affect their education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal government law that protects students (ages 0-21 years) with qualifying disabilities, by establishing regulations outlining when schools must provide services for students.
Those who are diagnosed with disorders such as Autism or Nonverbal Learning Disorder can more readily qualify for services, but it’s important to understand what services they qualify for and what will actually help. Due to the lack of government financing, schools typically try to do more with less, which may be devastating to your children’s education.